Jammu (Poonch), December 18 | With the aim to educate the youth about Drug Abuse, Army organised an awareness lecture on “Drug Abuse” at Government High School, Pathanatir in Poonch District. During these lectures, youth were sensitised about various aspects of drug abuse, which included the type of drugs and their adverse effects on the health, family and society. The symptoms, treatment and rehabilitation were given due emphasis during the discussion.
The speakers explained to the audience how the drug traffickers are playing with the lives of youth by pushing them into the vicious cycle of drugs by initially supplying the contraband at a low cost and once the person gets addicted to it, then exploiting him to their benefit. The event concluded with a question and answer session in which the involvement of youth was forthcoming.
The audience appreciated the efforts of the Army in organising such activities which generates awareness and a feeling of goodwill amongst the civil population, especially the youth.